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After clerking for the Honorable Layn R. Phillips, Mr. Emmons embarked on a career primarily focused on broker-dealer fraud cases and shareholder derivative actions. Mr. Emmons also has vast federal and state appellate experience successfully arguing to overturn a multitude of district and state court decisions.


  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Layn R. Phillips, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1988-1989.


  • Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations.

Reported Cases

  • Cadle Co. v. Bianco, 849 P.2d 437 (Okla. App. 1993);
  • Dirickson v. Prudential Securities, 1994-1995 Transfer Binder, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) 98, 336 (N.D. Okla. 1993);
  • American Fidelity Assurance Company v. The Bank of New York Mellon, 810 F.3d 1234 (10thCir. 2016); 
  • Paul Spitzberg v. Houston American Energy Corporation, et al., 758 F.3d 676 (5th Cir. 2014); and 
  • Patipan Nakkhumpun v. Daniel J. Taylor, et al., 782 F.3d 1142 (10th Cir. 2015).

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